It seems that when we reach a war time milestone ---- like 2000 US military dead ---- we get stuck on the number like a broken record. No one seems to notice that the number as of yesterday was TWO THOUSAND SIX dead --- 73 in just the last 27 days of October. The deaths mount and the Bush administration marches unaffected by it all. It's just one of peace of the leadership debacle.
It is interesting that each life isn't counted as it passes. Not in Bush's War. He doesn't mention them. He doesn't go to their funerals. He doesn't allow us to see them. He doesn't even acknowledge civilian lives lost, estimated 100,000 people who have been killed and maimed by his war. It remains incomprehensible to imagine we have a president with this inhuman character.
Why can't a current day Gandhi emerge. There must be at least one out there to lead our country out of its darkness. Today, I opened my favorite Gandhi book and was again reminded of his devout conviction:
"You people are always talking about revolution," he told them. "I am making one. What is revolutionary about violence? If you really love your people, help me show them how to turn their back on violence and throw off their fear."
We could use a Gandhi now... I would like to help him make a revolution of nonviolence. How about you?
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